The Old Village Inn

4.6
674 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Inn offers casual dining in an elegant surrounding. Our chef has created a varied menu offering a blend of creative traditional American and Continental cuisine all prepared fresh to order using the best local sources available. A carefully chosen wine list presents a wide range of selections to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes. Whatever the season, our warm English style pub offers a comfortable escape from your busy day. We have a full bar and extensive pub menu year round.

For parties larger than 4, please contact us directly and we will be happy to accommodate you.
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all ways. You have to have a reservation. Prices were reasonable and food delicious.

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vipGlobalguys
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate with friends on our first night in Ogunquit. We were seated in the rear room, which is quite nice and bright, the main dining areas being quite dark. Our waiter was quite pleasant and accommodated our requests.

We are the lobster and vegetables over angle hair pasta and the stuffed scallops, after first sharing a Caesar salad (anchovies $2 extra, and kitchen split the salad for us without us asking -a nice touch). The food was good, though was somewhat disappointed in the lobster special. Drinks were quite reasonably priced.

Dinner for two with tax a one glass of wine for one person came to $95.

JM
JaneM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, friendly staff and service. Would definitely recommend this place.

MT
MichaelT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We recently returned for our 28th anniversary and we were not disappointed. Great food great service great time just as we remembered.

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Gail
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous. Would definitely go back. Yummy

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vipDiscerning
New England
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very enjoyable evening. Cocktails were particularly good and the menu and quality of food was above average. Our waitress was extremely pleasant although some errors were made in timing of the service. It did not take away from the experience though. One tip I would offer is to request to sit on the front porch as opposed in the darker, more closed-in interior of the inn.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally nice waitstaff. Food was amazing, can’t wait to get back again.

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vipJann
New York Area
402 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant setting. Old Village Inn it certainly is. Seafood stuffed scallops were very good served in a casserole type dish; the scallops were tender with small shrimp & buttered breadcrumbs. Tournedo was good but accompanying sauce was thin & flavorless. Creme brule sugar crust was thicker than usual which made it sweeter.

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Debonair
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had different lobster dishes and both were excellent! The lobster was tender and the tastiest we’ve ever had. The service was also excellent. A very friendly staff.

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vipDrbeamer
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time at The Old Village Inn. Traditional New England seafood which we all enjoyed. The best thing was the homemade blueberry pie made in house….WOW. Natasha is an excellent server, paced everything along perfectly. Never felt rushed, gave us time to catch up with old fiends. It’s gonna be on our OGT list when we return.

JW
JerryW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this resteraunt was very good. Prime Rib was cooked the way I requested. 👍 my wife's Salmon was also prepared correctly and not over done.

Our server Natasha was very attentive and had a great personality. Will make sure to go again we return next year

LK
LynneK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Jim was awesome... delish food ( we had filet and scallops) live music... in the"background" not too loud for dinner (but very talented), yummy cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

The food was very good, not great. We enjoyed the scallops appetizer and the prime rib. The drinks were excellent and our server Natasha was wonderful.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the lobster special on Friday July 16, 2021 on occasion of my 78th birthday. Our meal was exquisite. Absolutely wonderful. Blueberry pie for my birthday with a candle topped it all. Thankyou to the chef🎂

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AnnaO
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the Old Village Inn! The staff are so welcoming and the food is delicious!

DB
vipDavidB
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food & quaint atmosphere, we felt like we were at “ Grandma’s “ The skillet chocolate chip cookie was delicious & the Maine blueberry pie just like Grandmas!!

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GaryA
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service somewhat slow. Weren't informed of specials, heard from another server at nearby table

SB
StevenB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant--perfect service, food excellent ambiance beautiful. Will return guaranteed

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avny
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, classic beach town seafood restaurant with a delicious menu of favorites and special dishes. There’s something for everyone. Friendly, cozy, welcoming.

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jodybird
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This has always been one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always so outstanding. I always have the divine lobster special and this time my husband had the seafood stuffed scallops. He said that they were the best that he has ever had. If you are a foodie do your self a favor and go to this restaurant. Make a reservation, so that you won't be disappointed.

MT
MaryTD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful drinks and meal on their front porch area which was fun to people watch The escargot and bacon wrapped scallops were great along with the lobster special and rack of lamb. We will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, cocktails, and service! We will definitely be returning!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and the lobster special was amazing!!

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MaryD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, nice quaint atmosphere. Very good value.

JP
JPW00
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good and varied menu. Nice atmosphere for having good meal. Service was great. Highly recommend.

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TracyB
Key West
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food excellent space

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable and stylish as ever. Old New England at its best.

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bp28
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, delicious food and lovely service.

JF
JosephF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Really enjoyed the ambiance and food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and atmosphere.

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jiml
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten here several times always good and consistent and service is very good

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Qualify food and service, always been happy with my meal at the old village inn.

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vipFredC
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience tonight to celebrate our anniversary. As we come out of the pandemic it is fun to be able to dine out and the Old Village Inn was terrific tonight.

JE
vipJohnE
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Old school eatery, well prepared and tasty. Good value wine and beverage. Homey atmosphere. Attentive service.

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Allitalian
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Terrific food at reasonable prices.

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LocalFred
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Jim has been there forever and always provides great service and when he is off Natasha is just as great a server. This time of year it is always crowded and thus a little noisier, but not so much to be a bother. Happy to go back again and again.

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ShawnH
New England
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

On our previous visit to Ogunquit we'd eaten at this restaurant, and were seated in the back dining area, near a fireplace. The atmosphere itself is cozy, old fashioned, and I like that sometimes. We only made reservations here again because, well, it's only across the street, we didn't feel like driving anywhere, and we figured we'd give it another shot, because the previous time the food was only okay. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't like "Hey, we've GOT to come here again". This time however pretty much seals the deal that we won't be going back.

My entrée Grilled Breast of Duck with a port wine cherry sauce was "meh". It wasn't bad but it was fairly dull. The fat wasn't very crispy at all, and it just seemed to have some rather wilted, nearly colorless half cherries lying beside it. I'd ordered the "grains" but instead got green beans, which actually were cooked well, and so I'm not complaining about that.

The bad part is my wife's meal -- the Prime Rib. Not only did she claim that it was the chewiest PR she'd ever had, I could see that this was indeed so. The amount of stringiness was simply unacceptable. I don't know exactly how it all works -- why there are good cuts and not-so-great cuts of meat. But there are. I can go to my local butchery and the meat there far outshines what I can purchase in a grocery store, and especially better than what's offered at BJ's wholesale. I can only conclude that this restaurant is buying cheap cuts of meat. My wife basically chewed what she could and spit out the rest of the stuff that was holding it together. After a while she was just exasperated from dealing with it. She "ate" only about a quarter of the portion, if that. I didn't even bother asking her how the rest of it was. Poor thing.

It's really too bad things are this way as it's such a super-convenient location.

Oh well, lesson learned, and we'll make reservations at the Five-0 Shore Road restaurant at least a couple weeks in advance. Now THAT'S fine dinning!

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vipAndi
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The setting is nice. The waiter was inattentive. The food was mediocre.

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James
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Old Village is consistently one of the top restaurants in Ogunquit. The menu is varied, the prices are fair, and the service is always good. This is a place where we feel very confident taking guests, who are always impressed.

WF
vipWalterF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Needs updating….

FAQs

The Old Village Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 646-7088.

The Old Village Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 674 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.